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Toucan v3.1.0 Updated

webfork on 12 Feb 2014

Toucan is an advanced synchronization and backup tool with a variety of options including mirroring, incremental (only copy what's changed), encrypted, compression, and many more. File sets can be added or excluded using name, size, date, or regular expressions.

Compression formats include ZIP or 7-zip, and all encryption uses standard AES 256. Includes command line tools and advanced scripting for automated / batch jobs.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Toucan supports unicode, but the PortableApps launcher doesn't.
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Toucan.exe.
What's new? This release has improvements in progress display, long and UNC path support in sync mode, improved rules interface, backup mirror mode and numerous other features and bug fixes.
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Meks on 2009-02-23 05:05

Same with me, doesn't work from the stick.

billie on 2009-03-14 07:57

nothing comes close to rsync. Go check it out then you'll agree.

Mixture on 2012-09-18 21:48

I have used version 2.2.1 for years and have had no problems at all.
Lucas, PeZett, Midas, Meks: Sorry to hear you cannot work Toucan.
billie: 'nothing comes close to rsync' ON YOUR PC, you mean. I have no need to go to another backup program. Good luck with your rsync software.

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Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 109

Checker on 5 Nov 2013

Folder Sync is a backup program that can performs comparisons between two directories and then reports new, updated, renamed, moved and deleted files. The program can performs synchronization, as well as full or differential (only items that have changed) from the source to the destination path.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Choose Manual Installation and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FolderSynch.EXE
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rogerthedodger on 2012-02-29 02:07

Looks and works well for me, but I understand it will not sync empty subfolders? Guess you could put a dummy file in the source subfolder though as a workaround?

spicydog on 2012-09-22 20:11

Did anybody found out how to make:

A) This app sync empty subfolders?


B) Exclusions stick?*

*(I added "-RECYCLER" and it is nicely excluded, but when I close the app and reopen it, the exclusion entry is gone!)

MiDoJo on 2012-10-24 19:59

Re: Above comments
A) As of Version 1.0.0 build 60 Empty Folders should work (see What's new Above)
B) to make exclusions stick create a task

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Back4Sure v3.5.4

Checker on 29 Jul 2013

Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low compression settings to a ZIP or 7-zip file of various compression levels, as well as encrypted for security.

Other features include filters to backup or exclude specific file types, a cleanup mode to remove old archives, and creation of one or multiple zip files (separated by directory structure). Backups are saved by directory structure either inside the archive or inside the directory for easy restoring. Users can also use multiple settings profiles, or "job" files.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Back4Sure.exe.
What's new?
  • A French translation was added.
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guinness on 2012-05-11 14:15

@Midas, looks fine to me on my machine.

webfork on 2012-05-12 21:42

Technomancer: if you mean the entry is unclear, please let us know in forums. If you mean the program itself (and for the RAR distro issue) you might want to contact the developer directly.

ihateyou on 2013-12-15 18:36

what you should know:
Cleanup is optional - it is very close related to an incremental backup.
Using this you have to select the same Target Directory as before to backup only changed files and to delete files on the backup that have been deleted on the original file system as well (the latter one is the actual Cleanup).

Hope it helps ;)

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Duplicati v1.3.4 Updated

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by procyon

Duplicati is a feature-rich backup client that allows user store compressed, encrypted backups locally or on a variety of remote services. The program can save bandwidth and disk writes by only backing up the parts of a file that have changed since the last backup. It can backup open/running programs, on demand or scheduled, and can run in the background with bandwidth and process priority limits to avoid interfering with other applications. Includes support for backups to Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud Files or WebDAV, SSH and FTP.

Note: As portable software, it necessarily does not run at system startup so the available scheduling tools cannot function unless the program is actually running. To manually run a backup, just start the wizard and select "Run a backup immediately".

Cross platform (Mac/Linux) with available command-line tools.

Languages: Spanish, French, German, Danish, Portugese, Italian, and Chinese.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 2.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice and launch Duplicati.exe --portable-mode
  2. When the Setup Wizard window appears, click "Cancel"
  3. Right-click the task bar item and select "Options"
  4. In the "Advanced" tab - modify the following:

    Temporary Folder: %DUPLICATI_HOME%\temp
    Signature Cache: %DUPLICATI_HOME%\Signature Cache

  5. Left-click the task bar icon to restart the Backup Wizard
What's new?
  • Fixed: Restore to a new machine also restored paths from the old machine. ( issue #331 , Thanks to Aaron Hamid)
  • Fixed: Better detection of invalid filenames. ( issue #707 )
  • Fixed: Crash when source folders contained no files. ( issue #710 )
  • Fixed: snapshot-policy=auto and usn-policy=auto now work properly. ( issue #711 , issue #716 )
  • Fixed: Restore crashed when advanced option --force was set. ( issue #720 )
  • Fixed: Improved the way settings override eachother. ( issue #726 )
  • Fixed: Installer now creates a desktop shortcut. ( issue #731 , Thanks to HGFEAON)
  • Fixed: Possible cause for "Error: The manifest file ... indicates that there should be x volumes, but the file list indicates y" with SSH backend fixed. ( issue #756 , Thanks to Albin Sunnanbo)
  • Fixed: Exit code is always "0". ( issue #771 )
  • Added: Translation for zn-HK which is Chinese, Hongkong. ( issue #768 , Thanks to Dick Tang)
  • Added: Russian translation. (Thanks to Philip Torchinsky)
  • Added: Commands for command line can be exported from UI. ( issue #236 , Thanks to Nicolas Hatier)
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-12-25 18:48

Is this in anyway compatible with Amazon Cloud Drive?

webfork on 2012-12-26 23:22

Midas: sadly not... I've had difficulty finding any kind of interface for Amazon's Cloud drive that isn't logging in via a web browser. I really hope they open that up eventually.

Midas on 2012-12-27 03:29

Have you tried Gladinet Free Starter Edition?

It ain't portable, requires DotNET and kinda messed up my system, but it's the only proposition I found...

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Fab's Autobackup v2.2

webfork on 12 Jan 2013
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by robvdb

Fab's Autobackup is a simplified backup system that allows you to backup and restore common personal settings options like emails, personal documents, browser bookmarks etc. Includes available compression for archiving.

Note: This program does not work with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE file and extract to any folder of your choice. Launch AutoBackup-Win.exe.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-01-10 17:36

Thanks. Links updated.

Midas on 2013-01-10 17:47

Although the system requirements of this entry denote as much, the warning from the program's website should probably be propagated here:

"This program does not work with Windows VISTA and Windows 7."

webfork on 2013-01-12 02:16

Thanks Midas. Baas updated the entry to include that.

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